Nobody’s bouncing around the lacrosse box more than Alex McDougall these days.
The defender suited up for his fourth different team this month on Sunday when he scored a hat trick for the Langley Warriors in a 12-9 loss to the Nanaimo DBL Timbermen in senior B action.
After finishing his junior A season with the Nanaimo Timbermen, McDougall signed on with the DBL squad.
Then on Saturday he went to Frank Crane Arena to operate the scoreboard at that night’s Western Lacrosse Association game, and ended up being recruited by T-men coach Art Webster to play that night against the Maple Ridge Burrards.
“The A was definitely a big step and hopefully I can start practising with them and learn a lot with them,” McDougall said. “It will really help me out towards my game with what I can learn from those coaches. With all the talent on that team, playing with them is only going to benefit my game.”
Sunday’s strange situation of playing against the DBL Timbermen came about because McDougall’s former Team B.C. coach, of the Langley Warriors, asked the youngster to suit up for that under-manned team.
McDougall took the challenge so seriously that he not only scored a hat trick, but also took a couple of penalties including a fighting major when he got into it with DBL player Graeme Ross. McDougall said he was just trying to stand up for himself.
“It’s all part of the game and as soon as the shift’s done, that’s where it ends,” he said.
Donning so many different jerseys might be confusing, but McDougall doesn’t mind.
“My junior season was short because I was injured half my season, so I’ll take any chance to play lacrosse I can,” he said.